Opinion – Friday 23 June 2017

In terms of market moves yesterday was a quiet trading session with only minor changes in currencies (USD flat), equities (S&P500 -0.1%) and Bond Yields (USTs -1.8bps). The biggest moves occurred in the Canadian dollar, (+0.7%) Norwegian Krone (+0.5%) and Kiwi...

Opinion – Thursday 22 June 2017

A lingering risk off tone remains evident in markets with equities on either side of the Atlantic ending the day with small losses. Oil prices are again lower weighing on energy shares and commodity linked currencies while US Treasury Yields are little changed after...

Opinion – Wednesday 21 June 2017

Yesterday’s trading session was one of more UK political uncertainty with still no government formed (and with the Queen’s speech to Parliament today that is going to be voted on), a dovish Mark Carney (hot on the heels of last week’s surprise three votes on the MPC...

Opinion – Tuesday 20 June 2017

The US Equity markets made New and all-time closing highs for both the Dow and S&P 500, following upbeat comments from Fed Member Dudley who noted that financial conditions remain easy and that there is a need ‘’to tighten monetary policy very judiciously’’. His...

Opinion – Monday 19 June 2017

Friday’s markets were not just about more weak data – important as that was with US Housing Starts, Housing Permits and Consumer Sentiment all much weaker than expected and driving the US dollar and US bond yields lower. Amazon’s $13.7bn bid for Whole Foods sent...

Opinion – Friday 16 June 2017

A split Bank of England (BoE) decision to keep Interest Rates unchanged and another fall in oil prices were the two big events over the past 24 hours. In terms of market moves, equities were slightly lower (S&P500 – 0.2%), the US dollar was stronger (+0.6%)...